Damp proofing

Originally Posted By: mboyett
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Damp-proofing 1 ]


[ Image: Damp-proofing 2 ]



Mike Boyett


Capital City Inspections


Austin, Tx


www.capcityinspections.com

Originally Posted By: five.five
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Is that damp-proofing material the same stuff you would see in an A/C application for insulating the lines?


Originally Posted By: mboyett
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No, it was much thinner material than that you are referring to I think. This was only 1/32" thick or so.



Mike Boyett


Capital City Inspections


Austin, Tx


www.capcityinspections.com

Originally Posted By: ckratzer
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Hi Mike,


That stuff looks alot like the sealent strip we use on new construction to seal the nail flange of a vinyl window to the house. Although 1/32 is a little thin for that sort of thing.

Cheremie


Originally Posted By: Monte Lunde
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Hi Mike


Like the saying " You are never to old to learn", I have been in this Inspection business for over 26 years (42 in construction) and I have never seen anything like that.

I will be checking the responses to your question. Good Luck


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Monte Lunde CCI, CCPM, CRI
Viking Construction Services Inc.

Originally Posted By: jkormos
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Mike, did the surounding homes have the same issue icon_confused.gif


Originally Posted By: tpope
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Hey Mike,


I haven’t seen anything like it, but do you think it could be:

  1. an interesting approach to keep the soil around the foundation from drying out during the summer?


    or

  2. an alternative to normal landscaping fabric to stop the weeds from growing in a flower bed?



    Timothy Pope


    www.craftsmaninspections.com


    Austin, Tx Home Inspections

Originally Posted By: mboyett
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Damp-proofing 3 ]


It's somewhat good to know that this is not a common repair or fix for something that I did not understand. I just wrote it up as I saw it and indicated I did not know it's purpose. I think I'll just leave it like that.


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Mike Boyett
Capital City Inspections
Austin, Tx
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Originally Posted By: jstevens
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Is it possible its covering clay soil to prevent drying out or getting to wet? I have never seen this also.


Originally Posted By: mboyett
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James,


I don’t think so because it was only across the front of the home, not on the sides or back.



Mike Boyett


Capital City Inspections


Austin, Tx


www.capcityinspections.com